“Knowledge itself is power.” We’ve used this famous expression countless times to neatly sum up how research and understanding empower and instil confidence.

Paintless dent repair (PDR) is one of those processes that might be on our “need-to-find-out-more” list but on the back burner. Once you see how it works, you’ll appreciate how unobtrusive it is, as well as being better for the planet.

We’ve put together a step-by-step guide that covers the most common dent repair questions. Read on for the lowdown from the best paintless dent repair specialists in Brisbane.

How Does Paintless Dent Removal Work?

Unlike traditional dent repair methods, you won’t find any paints or fillers involved. This reduces the likelihood of unsightly colour mismatches that would give away where there’d been an issue.

In short, we use two main ways to remove a dent from vehicles.

The first one allows us to work behind the panel with specialist tools. These look a bit like what you might expect a jeweller to use. We’ll gently massage the dent so the metal returns to its original shape.

For the second method, we’ll use a glue-pulling system. This can be very useful if access to the rear of the damaged panel is tricky. Either way, the results are equally impressive.

What Kinds of Dents Can We Fix?

This is one of the most common dent repair questions. We can typically repair any dents that have not involved paint damage. These include those damage caused by hail, shopping trolleys, door dings and minor collisions. This is regardless of whether it’s happened to your car, motorbike or truck.

The quickest and most convenient way to find out if we can carry out a paintless dent repair in Brisbane is to send us pictures or videos of the affected area. You can do this in a text message or via the website.

In almost all cases, our technicians will be able to tell you if a paintless dent repair is possible by looking at the pictures.

We can’t repair fridges and garage doors, unfortunately. And because we don’t use paint, if you experience cracks or chips in its paintwork, you’ll have to take your vehicle to a panel shop for repair. We can, however, polish out light scratches and scuff marks on your vehicle.

Although we don’t do them, we can arrange windscreen repairs at the same time that we are removing the dents from your car.

You Don’t Actually Remove Any Paint When You Fix a Dent, Right?

That’s correct. The beauty of paintless dent repair is that we use what is already there. We don’t remove anything, and we don’t add anything either. Using paintless dent repair specialists like PDR 2U is the fastest way to eliminate annoying dents. It also offers these three extra benefits:

What Sort of Prices Are We Talking and How Long Will It All Take?

Fact- paintless dent repair specialists in Brisbane will usually work out far less expensive than a panel shop repair. Most of our customers find that it works out cheaper than paying their insurance excess.

The size and location of the dent have the most significant impact on price. Once we see your photos, we’ll be able to offer you a free quote.

PDR is fast and we can repair most dents in under an hour. That’s a fraction of the time it could take for a panel shop repair. And because we’re mobile and can come to you, we’ll save you the inconvenience of having to drop off and collect your vehicle. Operating remotely helps reduce our overheads which makes savings that we can pass on to you.

Panel Repair vs Paintless Dent Removal: What’s the Difference?

A panel repair shop will use fillers to cover the dent. They’ll then paint over the affected area. Aesthetically, the results can be disappointing because you can typically still see that there was a problem on completion of the job.

Conversely, paintless dent removal techniques don’t involve fillers or paint, making them far less intrusive. What remains is the original factory finish.

Will There Be Any Evidence of the Dent Once You’ve Repaired It?

Even the most ardent car enthusiasts would be hard-pressed to see that there was ever a problem once we’ve completed the job. The results are as good as new, time after time.

The main reason for this is that we haven’t added or taken anything away. We simply work with what was already there. Our skilled paintless dent repair specialists work out the dent with their specialist tools for perfect results.

What If I Want to Make a Claim on My Insurance Policy?

It’s not unusual for us to complete work on behalf of insurance companies. If you wish to make a claim, we can give you a quote to pass on to your insurance company. We can also liaise with your insurance company if you already have a claim number.

When you receive the go-ahead from your insurer, we’ll set up a convenient time to carry out the repair. We’ll always aim to get your vehicle back to you in the shortest time possible.

Does Your Work Come With Any Guarantee?

As Brisbane’s premier paintless dent repair specialists, we don’t do anything by halves. So, we offer a lifetime guarantee on all the paintless dent removal we carry out!

Paintless Dent Repair Specialists You Can Trust

Our mission is to get your vehicle looking as good as new after you’ve experienced a dent. If we can do it, we’ll fix it.

What kind of dents we can repair is one of the most common dent repair questions we get asked. The best way to find out is to send your pictures to the PDR 2U team, your trusted paintless dent repair specialists.

Contact us now via text message or online for paintless dent repair in Brisbane to make your vehicle look as good as new. We only ever attempt repairs we know will have a positive outcome.